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What to do with a windfall? $1B in ARPA money may...

After years of grappling with gaping budget deficits, state legislators are facing a problem in the 2022 General Assembly session unlike any they’ve seen...

Union: Greenleaf marijuana dispensary worker reinstated after claiming wrongful termination

PORTSMOUTH – A worker at the Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center who claims he was wrongfully terminated in June for his union organizing efforts has...
RHODE ISLAND SENATE President Dominick J. Ruggerio, left, and House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi talk at the Statehouse earlier this month. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Top R.I. legislators confident recreational marijuana will pass ‘overwhelmingly’ in upcoming...

PROVIDENCE – After months of negotiations, House and Senate leaders say they're nearly ready to introduce legislation to legalize recreational marijuana that will have...
KEEPING TRACK: Spencer Blier, right, founder and CEO of licensed marijuana cultivator Mammoth Inc. in Warwick, watches as Rob Cornell harvests some of the product. Blier says banking and tax accounting are made more difficult because federal law prohibits the cannabis industry. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

For cannabis industry, bookkeeping not easy

Stories of cannabis business owners carrying around backpacks filled with cash while doing business are symbolic of an industry saddled with the challenges that...

Five medical marijuana dispensaries selected for licenses

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of Cannabis Regulation selected five medical marijuana dispensary applicants to receive licenses to operate during its lottery held at...

When will recreational cannabis be legalized?

While Rhode Island leaders say they want to legalize recreational marijuana and reap the revenue-generating benefits – particularly with neighboring states already taking those...

Senate passes legislation calling for legalization of marijuana

PROVIDENCE – The Senate passed legislation on Tuesday at Rhode Island College’s Sapinsley Hall by a 29-9 vote that would legalize, regulate and tax...

Legal cannabis bill clears Conn. Senate, Lamont to sign it

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The Connecticut Senate voted Thursday to legalize the recreational use of cannabis for adults, the final legislative action for a...

TERPS Cannabis Dispensary Announces Additions to Management Team

TERPS, a Rhode Island cannabis company headquartered in Warwick, developing retail marijuana stores and cultivation facilities in Massachusetts, has announced the following additions to...

Senate committee approves amended cannabis legislation

PROVIDENCE – The Senate Committee on the Judiciary voted in favor of passing amended legislation that would legalize, tax, and regulate cannabis in the...

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